Digital Storybook to Transform Character Education of Local Wisdom Figures for Elementary School Students

Veronika Unun Pratiwi, Andayani Andayani, Retno Winarni, Atikah Anindyarini


This study aims to identify teachers' and students' needs for digital picture story books based on Punokawan puppet characters in elementary schools in Sukoharjo Regency. This qualitative study analyzed Sukoharjo elementary schools' needs. The Wayang Punokawan storybook media was developed based on a needs analysis in Sukoharjo Regency elementary schools implementing the 2013 Curriculum. During the covid-19 pandemic, learning took place online via Google Meet and offline with strict health protocols. Field study data were obtained through interviews and observations at several elementary schools in Sukoharjo Regency. Fourth graders and their teachers were studied. Technical and data triangulation is used to validate data, and data reduction, presentation, and conclusion drawing are used to analyze it. The results showed that the initial condition of storybooks at elementary schools in Sukoharjo Regency was good, but it wasn't enough to satisfy all parties, including students and class teachers who teach Indonesian language subjects. The textbooks also lacked local material. Teachers and students need digital picture books to improve their writing skills. Because it will enrich students' knowledge and boost their writing skills.




Digital picture storybook; wayang Punokawan; writing skills

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